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rashawn. he was stabbed and died at the hospital. workers at the corner store say the investigators might be without some valuable evidence. they had cameras on but workers said the system wasn't recording. police haven't confirmed motive but rashawn's football coach says it was because of a fight on social media and rashawn felt threatened. today teachers broke the news to students at sacred heart cathedral. after school one of the teammates told us his team is devastated. >> he is always cracking jokes. we usually just have fun. but since he is not here it's not the same. >> he was a great kid. >> reporter: it's definitely a family-like atmosphere here on campus. the victim's cousin even said the football coach came to the hospital last night to support his family. live in san francisco, i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. developing news tonight. pittsburg police have arrested a bay point man for a deadly
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hit-and-run accident. 29-year-old jorge perez was allegedly behind the wheel when he hit a 50-year-old woman walking on the sidewalk on sunday. surveillance video shows the accident. the pickup truck veers and hits the woman on willow pass road on the sidewalk. a light pole hit the street after the accident. in a twist, officers also arrested the suspect's brother. they say he tried to hide the truck in bakersfield. it looks like nevada has come out on top in the fight for tesla's $5 billion battery "giga factory." a source tells the "associated press" work will resume soon on a site outside reno. for now, all tesla will say is that it will be in carson city tomorrow for a economic development announcement. california was among several states vying for the project and its thousands of jobs but nevada's low tax rate and other undisclosed incentives may have
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sealed the deal. the bay area council says it's a good learning opportunity for california and should look closely at what factors led to tesla choosing reno and determine what we can do better going forward to attract and retain middle class jobs in california. >> now, one california lawmaker is calling out tesla for picking nevada. that story ahead tonight at 6:00. pg&e plans to fight the record $1.4 billion penalty it's facing over the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in san bruno. pg&e submitted papers today indicating it plans to file an appeal within 30 days. the utility didn't list a reason but a spokesman said yesterday the company wants state regulators that take into consideration the money pg&e has already spent and plans to spend on pipeline safety improvements. what would you do if 10, 30, 45 second heads up that an earthquake was about to strike? [ beep beep ]
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>> earthquake, earthquake! >> that was uc-berkeley's early warning system just before the napa quake. scientists from around the world are now gathered at cal for a three-day summit to work on improving it. kpix 5's ann notarangelo has more for us tonight. >> reporter: and allen, this is the third annual international conference but it comes just 10 days after the napa quake so it's never been more relevant. eight seconds before the napa quake a select few people in san francisco knew it was coming. another small group in berkeley knew five seconds before the ground started shaking. no one in napa knew what was about to happen. but the real test of the evolving statewide earthquake early warning is encouraging. over the next three-day, experts from around the world will discuss how their early warning systems work in europe, japan and mexico and how to move it full speed ahead in california. >> getting that warning businesses and individuals can do so much to protect their
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interests, their financial interests, as well as protecter their lives. >> with a 10 second lead time we would have been able to take a 30-mile-an-hour train and bring it to a complete stop and take a 70-mile-an-hour train and reduce it down to 40 miles an hour. >> i think it's long overdue. we have had this technology for years. california needs to move forward. i know $80 million is $80 million. plus or minus. but at the end of the day, this is not only something that can save lives; it can mitigate substantial amount of damage. >> reporter: $80 million is the initial price tag. but just today the state is hearing from private industry that wants to help pay for it if they can prevent or reduce their losses to their businesses, they will save money in the long run. and the idea is that some day we'll be able to get advance warning of an earthquake on our smartphones. we'll be told 30 maybe even 50 seconds in advance that we should duck and cover. in berkeley, ann notarangelo, kpix 5. a last-minute fight today to keep a bay area hospital
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open as a full service operation. doctors, nurses and community members in concord rallied at the contra costa county board of supervisors. they want doctors medical center in san pablo to be a full service hospital and for contra costa to run the facility. >> if the money is there, what isn't there is the willingness from our local politicians and the state to step forward and move the money where it belongs. >> there's no money for that. they think there is money for that. >> earlier this year, contra costa voters rejected a partial tax measure that would have helped fund doctors hospital. today we heard from 49ers coach jim harbaugh about the arrest of ray mcdonald for domestic violence. things got heed and sports director dennis o'donnell joins us with what felt more like a legal seminar, and things got heated. >> reporter: it did. this was of the coach's first time answering questions about what would happen to the defensive lineman. he was continually pressed about whether mcdonald would play on sunday against the
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dallas cowboys. harbaugh went from coach to lawyer. >> uhm, there is a principle at stake. you seem to keep questioning that. you have a lot of follow-up questions. uhm, and a very fundamental principle that could indeed require patience, but uhm, i see a lot of polls, you know, that this should be or not or this or that. i see a lot of polls. we could have an informal poll right now. you know? raise your hand if you are not in favor of due process. [ pause ] >> one hand. >> we never got a firm answer as to whether mcdonald will be allowed to play on sunday. however, mcdonald did practice this afternoon. now, this is just the latest in a series of off the field problems for 49ers players. just last week, aldon smith was suspended for nine games and the team leads the nfl in arrests since harbaugh took over as the head coach. >> not good.
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>> i know that the players are required to go to some sort of behavioral training when they enter the nfl? >> yes, they have seminars warning players against alcohol, drug abuse, domestic abuse and, you know, i think that the fact of the matter is there are a lot of temptations for nfl players. you got 53 guys on a roster. you're not going to have 53 choir boys. the realistic that everybody is going to be perfect is not realistic. >> thank you. all right. it's not what you want to hear in your neighborhood. poisonous cobra on the loose? >> have you seen a picture of this thing?! have you studied what this thing can do? >> the hunt for a potentially lethal snake slithering around southern california. >> scramble for a solution. the new deadline for home depot and other retailers to come up with a protection plan after a massive credit card breach. >> if it is the first wednesday of the month and you are in pleasanton, it means one thing, time for a street party. the weather is beautiful. we'll be live in pleasanton with your seven-day forecast and beyond coming up.
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>> well, it was a proud moment but now a glaring embarrassment exposed on the sidewalk tribute in the castro. is identifying farmers within a 50-mile radius of the stores within their community. capay valley puts some of the most beautiful heirloom tomatoes in the box and we get those to the store on the next day. it's a really great relationship when you can buy fresh, flavorful, outstanding products from your neighbor. it's our passion for produce, combined with our strong sense of community.
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and we're able to deliver that experience by living local. ♪ albino cobra is on the loos southern california. the department of fish and here's something pretty unusual. a poisonous albino cobra is on the loose in southern california. the department of fish and wildlife searched for much of today trying to find a rare bright white snake. authorities say it's somewhere in thousand oaks but they haven't been able to catch it. as cbs' kristine lazar reports, the cobra has already attacked a dog. >> have you seen this thing? this is a deadly poisonous snake! >> reporter: a neighborhood on alert with a cobra on the loose. >> neighbor comes walking over, do you guys own a pet cobra? we're like, did you just say cobra?! >> reporter: zach was home monday when his neighbor told him his dog a whippet was
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bitten in the neck by a cobra which then slithered through the fence from his backyard into mcmillan's. the dog owner snapped a photo of the snake before rushing his dog to the hospital. county animal control doesn't know where the cobra came from. they are illegal to own in california. a local expert on exotic reptiles was called in to help california fish and wildlife search for the cobra. >> just pure white. should glow in the dark. >> reporter: its venom can be lee thank. the dog was lucky, 17% of cobra bites are what they call dry bites. no venom is released. >> they are on the street going across the street. minding its own business. >> reporter: rick was the last person to see it crossing the road into this wooded area yesterday. >> i just thought it was a piece of rope when i first passed it and then i was going, that's not a rope, that's a snake. >> reporter: l.a. county animal control has identified antivenom in san diego should anyone else be bit. that doesn't bring this
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resident much comfort. >> i have animals and grandkids out! this is wrong! >> reporter: there is a business about 10 miles from here that rents out exotic animals for movie shoots and they advertise on their website that they have a monacled albino cobra. we haven't been able to find out if the cobra came from there. animal control is looking into it but now they are trying to find it. in thousand oaks, i'm kristine lazar, kpix 5. >> okay. well, a warning tonight for people who live in palo alto. coyotes are on the prowl and they are killing cats! the city says it's seen a spike particularly in urban areas. animal control says it has been picking up a cat carcass just about every day since the beginning of august. they have a theory as to what's causing the coyotes to go after people's pets. >> it's -- it's -- it's alarming, uhm, because they are coming out of their natural habitat and -- and -- and finding food elsewhere. only speculation the drought has something to do with it, two years of drought, two years
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of these related attacks, you know, an increase in these attacks. >> that might explain it. coyotes come out at night to do their hunting. mccartney says it goes without saying, keep your pet inside to be safe. two drivers hot tempers, how a road rage confrontation took a scary turn in this parking lot. >> another massive breach. now the pressure is on. the new ultimatum for retailers to protect your personal information.
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murdered by isis militants : steven sotloff dedic 'giving voice to a spokesman for the family of the latest u.s. journalist murdered by isis militants says steven sotloff dedicated his life to giving voice to the weak and suffering in the arab world. u.s. intelligence officials confirmed today the video of sotloff's beheading is authentic. he is the second american executed by isis in two weeks. the militants warn, there will be more killings in retaliation for u.s. airstrikes. the white house says america won't be intimidated. >> those who make the mistake of harming americans will learn that we will not forget, our reach is long and justice will be served. >> we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice because hell is where they will reside! [ applause and cheers ] >> the president will meet with
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nato leaders tomorrow to try to build international support for possible strikes against isis in syria. details out today on the third american battling the ebola virus. he is 51-year-old rick sacra. he is a doctor from boston delivering babies in liberia. it's not clear if he will come back to the united states for treatment. now, one of the missionaries who survived her own ebola scare says it was an experimental drug and medical care that saved her life. >> there are many mornings i woke up and thought, i'm alive. and there were many times when i thought, i don't think i'm going to make it anymore. >> the world health organization says another doctor in nigeria who had ebola likely exposed dozens of people to the deadly virus before he died. cbs is removing all tobacco -- cvs is removing all tobacco products from its 7700 locations a month earlier than planned. the nation's second largest pharmacy chain released a study out of boston and san francisco
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that shows a 13% drop in tobacco sales after tobacco products were banned at pharmacies. cvs is also kicking off a campaign to help people quit. home depot's the latest in a long line of data breaches at high-profile retailers and restaurants. on the consumerwatch, julie watts reports. >> reporter: hackers made an estimated $50 million from the target breach alone and the initial reports are that this home depot breach may be even bigger. it's not yet known how many home depot stores have been affected but this is just another example of how vulnerable our current system is to thieves. security experts are pushing upon industrywide adaptation of chip and pin technology cards which in addition to your name and card number, includes a chip with your account information and requires you enter a p.i.n. number at the point of purchase so they are nearly impossible to counterfeit. "cbs this morning's" financial contributor says both retailers and cardmakers are finally on board. >> target was the wake-up call. they knew that they lost almost
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$2 billion in market cap, the profits plummeted. the ceo was fired. so now the retailers are saying we have to get in front of this and play offense. >> she says within the next two to four years most retailers are expected to adopt the special card readers needed for the chip and pin cards but the overhaul won't be cheap at an estimated $8 billion. credit card companies have already begun rolling out the new cars and setting a deadline for retailers. if they don't install the readers by 2015, they will be held responsible for fraud. currently the credit card companies are on the hook for the fraud. the card readers are in the stores but it doesn't do any good unless you have the chip and pin card. many of them have them in storage waiting to be shipped out. so within the next six months to a year i would think that most of the card makers would
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send them out. >> nothing like the present. bay area headlines san jose firefighters worked quickly to knock down a fire that stemmed from a gas leak. the fire broke out at 4 a.m. at a commercial building next to the capri apartments on the alameda at west hedding street. the gas immediater in the back of the building gave way creating a gas leak that caught fire. no one was injured. east palo alto police arrested this man for sexual battery. they believe there could be more victims. 66-year-old bernardino valley has allegedly been operating an unregulated ma sarge therapy business from his home on brentwood court. he claims to help clients for a range. issues. police are encouraging witnesses or victims to come forward. two north carolina half- brothers got their first taste of freedom after spending 30 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. >> give us back our family. [ crying ] >> give us back our family. >> an emotional reunion for the families of leon brown and
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henry lee mccallum. a judge ruled they had been wrongly convicted of the rape and murder of an 1-year-old girl in 1983. both confessed at the time after hours of questioning but newly uncovered dna evidence pointed to another man. mccallum had been in prison so long he had to be shown how to use a seatbelt getting into his father's car. the case of road rage guess violent when neither driver wants to give in. tonight one's in the hospital, the other on the run. the drivers exchanged choice words on a road in new mexico and pulled into a parking lot. surveillance video caught the confrontation as the black truck makes a u-turn, the white truck t-boning it. >> the individual climbed into it as he drove off and he lost his grip and was run over. >> moments later you see the family of the driver in the black truck run to find their father injured. he is in critical condition.
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expected to survive. the white truck -- the driver of the white truck took off but left his front bumper behind there in the parking lot. i'm sure they will track him down. >> yeah. switching gears, chief meteorologist paul deanno joins us from the last street party of the summer in pleasanton. paul, we're sort of at the tail end of the season. >> reporter: yeah. this is a grea time of the year. tourists leave and we have the best weather month. it's beautiful, sunshine 87 degrees, the setup in full swing. we are about 40 minutes away from the beginning of the final first wednesday street party here in beautiful downtown pleasanton. the weather could not be more perfect. it is not hot. it is not cold. the porridge is just right. and the party gets started at 6:00. let's talk some weather. it's a little breezy in san francisco where temperatures didn't hit 70 degrees. talk about microclimates. near 90 here. not even 70 in san francisco. livermore warm at 87. santa rosa 74. san jose 78.
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and san bruno 74 degrees. overnight tonight the great equalizer we all cool down to the mid-50s to low 60s. vallejo drops down to 57. napa 55. san rafael 57. mountain view 60 degrees. here's the deal. we had a stronger onshore flow yesterday. it was cloudy everywhere and we saw more clouds this morning because of an area of low pressure which was passing by to our north. that will begin to move away tomorrow. and as high pressure moves in closer to us, that will give us less of the onshore flow, less of the ocean influence and more and earlier sunshine for your thursday. fog does return tonight not inland but anywhere near the water will be a foggy start for your thursday morning. a little warmer to remember because the sunshine will come out earlier. a sunny afternoon for most spots in the bay area with temperatures hanging out very near our early september averages for this time of year. that's a great time of year. september is the best month i think on our weather calendar. tomorrow livermore 88. warm in san jose with a high of 83. napa you'll hit 88 degrees tomorrow. oakland a very comfortable 77
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degrees with morning fog and afternoon sunshine. and we're talking high of 70s in the low to mid-70s around santa rosa. your extended forecast, we're calling for temperatures to top out in the upper 80s to low 90s. hottest spots low to mid-90s on friday and saturday. very comfortable near the bay morning fog afternoon sunshine. mid- to upper 70s. mid- to upper 60s at the coast. one little fly in the ointment. we have a hurricane off the coast of cabo in baja, california. that hurricane will throw up some tropical moisture and make us a little cloudier. sunday and monday trending now partly sunny. no rainfall but we'll have partly sunny conditions coming up on sunday and monday. look at the row of businesses hanging out down here h the weather is perfect. we have blue sky. we have mild weather. we have a few thousand folks who are coming down. it's the final of five -- everybody needs a break. school just started. everybody is tired out of their rhythm. come down to pleasanton have a party enjoy the evening. weather could not be more perfect. back to you. i expect you guys here in two hours. >> it looks gorgeous out there. >> perfect name for a town on a
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day like today. there you go. it is. >> reporter: the name fits, as they say. they are famous for never smiling. now a buckingham palace guard could be in serious trouble for getting a little silly. ,, ♪ whoo! mmm! ♪ ♪ oh, yeah [ male announcer ] discover your new orleans. start exploring at followyournola.com.
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reasons. the the new castro rainbow honor walk is getting a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons. that memorial is meant to be a tribute to the groundbreaking members. lgbt community but there are typos all over it like a reference to oscar wild's biting wit supposed to say. the manufacturer of the plaque has offered to fix the mistakes at no cost. well, apparently dancing on the clock is frowned upon in england. check out the buckingham palace guard breaking out sweet moves.
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he speeds up, slows down, even spins around, as he is patrolling his particular area. the crowd seemed to love it but the royal military brass not so much. he may now face disciplinary actions for those sweet moves. a lot of tradition in that job. it's fun to see them break out of character. >> once in a while. we would like to see scott pelley do that. scott pelley has what's ahead on the "cbs evening news." >> reporter: hi, allen and liz. great to be with you in the bay area. two men wrongly rape and murder are free today after three decades in prison. we'll show you how science saved one of them from death row. and more u.s. troops are headed to iraq. we have the story on the president's strategy for dealing with the threat from isis. that's tonight on the western edition of the "cbs evening news" right after kpix 5 news. ,, ,,,,
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♪ get your taste of the season, at raley's, bel air, and nob hill. tonight: new video... of a tense runn i'm veronica de la cruz in the kpix 5 newsroom. here's what's new at 6:00 tonight. new video of a tense run-in between an off-duty oakland firefighter and cop. mistaken identity compounded by the fact the firefighters kids were also told to keep their hands up. you will get to decide whether the officer crossed the line. >> and it's a dangerous trend swatting when police s.w.a.t. teams swarm a house because of a fake 911 call. and it's now happening in the bay area. we're going to have more on that. allen and liz, i will send it back to you. and allen, i'll see you then. >> all right.
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30 minutes away. thanks for watching us at 5:00. "cbs evening news" is next. ley: tonight, president obama on the isis threat. >> our objective is clear. >> pelley: but is it? >> on the president's conflicting signals, nancy cordes tells us congress is demanding a clear strategy. did hackers help themselves to credit card numbers of do-it- yourselfers? elaine quijano has home depot's warning to customers. two men wrongly convicted of rape a are free after three decades in prison. michelle miller on how science saved one from death row. and chip reid goes along on a google search for some of the planet's oldest residents. >> and you think about what these things have seen, it's-- it's mind-boggling. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

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